ClassTag Online Family Engagement Platform

How would you rate family engagement in your school? Earlier this year I featured the online family engagement platform ClassTag on my site. It’s a fantastic option for educators looking to increase, monitor and facilitate family engagement. With ClassTag, at both the classroom and school level, teachers can make sure they are reaching families in multiple ways. […]

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6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips

You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television […]

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14 Virtual Tools & Favorite Math Apps

More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you’re modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads — along with a few other tips — that can transform […]

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Curious World: Early Learning Games, Videos & Books

The folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have an iPad app full of learning games for youngsters. It includes access to  educational books games, and videos. Curious World was created for kids aged two to seven and is perfect for kids inside and outside of the classroom. What will you find in Curious World? There are hundreds of learning games including books and videos with […]

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12 Apps and Websites for Super Readers

Teacher? Parent? School leader? You’ll want to check out the amazing Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell (find it here). It’s full of strategies for cultivating a love of reading inside and outside of the classroom. This book contains lesson ideas, book lists and […]

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6 Annotation Apps for iPad Students

Annotation tools can help students during a close reading or research activity, or as they explain their thinking about a topic. The annotation apps on this list are perfect for a range of students. They can also be used across the content areas – it all depends on the activity you’ve designed for students. I […]

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Book Purchases = Discounted & Free Professional Development

A few week’s ago at ISTE I spoke to an educator who is using my new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom in a course she’s teaching this fall. I want to extend the offer I made to her… to you. If your school/district purchases 10-25 copies of my new […]

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Revolutionary Learning 2016: Alternate Reality Games Conference

Earlier this month I had the chance to talk to Dr. David Seelow and learn about a special event taking place in New York City later this summer. Revolutionary Learning 2016 is a conference focusing on game-based learning and game-based thinking. As the founding director of the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning at Excelsior College, […]

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6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One News

For the past few years I’ve been a regular contributor to Channel One News. You may be familiar with their news programming designed for students. They reach kids in schools across the country with interesting, engaging and relevant news stories. I’ve had the chance to share some of my favorite edtech tools on Channel One […]

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iPad Cases: Bluetooth and Backlight ClamCases from Incipio

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to visit Austin for iPadpalooza. It was a fantastic event with so much learning and sharing. If you have the chance to visit Texas next year I highly recommend adding it to your calendar. During the event I met a few of the folks behind ClamCases. The team at […]

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